What’s not to like?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on What’s not to like?


March 12, Mail Tribune:

What’s not to like about supporting the formation of a special library district?

Stability in funding for all 15 of our public libraries? We can handle it. Giving up the threat of again closing the whole system? I’m in. Stopping the ongoing struggles to raise money for four open hours on Saturdays (for a grand — and embarrassing — total of 16 hours a week in my Ruch branch library)? I’ll adjust.

What about the Jackson County Library District line on my tax statement? I currently have four DVDs, seven music CDs, three magazines and 16 books checked out on my library card. Conservatively, the total value of these materials is $480. Stable funding and increased access to such riches make this no contest for me.

This May, do yourself, your family and the future of our Jackson County community a favor by supporting the special library district. — Patricia Gordon, Ruch